Research on complex problem solving: Problems and solutions
Joachim Funke

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Date: Wednesday, 26.04.23 17:00 CET

Location: Building S1|03 Room 223


In the 1970s, Dietrich Dörner started using computersimulated microworlds as a stimulus for eliciting problem-solving behavior when dealing with complicated challenges, e.g., being a mayor of a small town („Lohhausen“ study) or being a CEO of a small company („Tailorshop“ microworld). Since that time, many miroworlds have been developed and used in problem-solving experiments. What research problems exist? What are the main results? What might be future lines of research?

Recommended Readings:

Dörner, D., & Funke, J. (2017). Complex problem solving: What it is and what it is not. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(1153), 1–11.

Funke, J., & Greiff, S. (2017). Dynamic problem solving: Multiple-item testing based on minimally complex systems. In D. Leutner, J. Fleischer, J. Grünkorn, & E. Klieme (eds.), Competence assessment in education. Research, models and instruments (pp. 427–443). Springer.